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I have seen them on the net on other sites and heard they were pretty good for the price. They don't look to bad. Are you thinking of getting them??
 

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Right now I'm just looking, but yeah, I'm planning on getting some stands.
 

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They look ok! I would love to see some more up close pics of the hardware (ie; L-bracket, spool slot) and how well the wheels are mounted!!
 

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I am curious as to what the brand is. Doesn't say in the ad (unless I missed it) and don't want to speculate. There are great stands on the market that don't cost a ton of money, and if you're using them for a street bike, there are many decent choices available that are sturdy and won't cost you an arm and a leg.
 

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They look just like the junk that Lock Hart sales.
Just save your $$$ and get some Pit Bull stands You wont ever have to replace them.:2cents:
Unless your wife runs over one in the garage that she is not supposed to be in! :cursin:
 

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Those are Handy Stands. They are made in Iowa. I got a set for my f4i for xmas. They are solid and extremely simple to use. they can be ordered for spools or universal. I got the universal rears. they have adjustable pads that lift the rear arm. Go to Handy's website and order them. They build them for virtually any motorcycle. I believe mine were 112.00 including shipping to Florida. Handy is a fabricator of heavy equipment, and is just getting into making stands. maybe someone there bought a sportbike and designed a stand? I recommend them.
 

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I have seen them in my Cycle World mag in the classified adds. It only a small add but it got my attention with only $100 for both. Never seen them up close. If any one can...post up a pic or 2 so we can see a closer look at them. :dthumb:
 

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My next stand is going to be a spool stand for the rear... just cause I want a new one. And I'm going to get a front steering knuckle stand! That way if I want or need to pull some forks I can!!
 

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Well, I picked up a Pit Bull spool stand for the rear off eBay for $92 total, including shipping. I also plan to purchase the front Pit Bull stand at some point in the future.
 

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Handy stands have been proven over and over! If you are looking for the best stand regardless of money its PitBull. If not... Handy is the only way to go!!!
 

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Front Stands/Rear Stands

tater's find of the week


this looks like good prices on stands... not sure how good the quality is but the price looks decent......

are these prices good?

http://www.handyindustries.com/shop/department_view.asp?D=5


I have a friend of mine trying to make a set if it works out I will post up the dimensions and materials.
 

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Dayum those are a helluva lot cheaper then Pitbull stands.. I was looking at 265 for the set.. I'd say thats a damn good deal for 2 stands.. How much different could stands be as long as they support the weight..
 

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Dayum those are a helluva lot cheaper then Pitbull stands.. I was looking at 265 for the set.. I'd say thats a damn good deal for 2 stands.. How much different could stands be as long as they support the weight..
i realize that pitbull stands are nice due to the light weight ao if you are constantly using them and lugging them around the light weight may be more appealing but for me I would only use them every now and then... does anyone store their bike up on stands for the winter so the tires don't flatspot??
 

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Gas man has a thread around here on the Handy Stands already. They are considered Good on his recommendation. Obviously Pitbull is the best, but handy's are more than adequate for the price. I got the adjustable spooled rear from pitbull but I'm getting a Handy front for the winter storage.

Tater- it's not so much worying about flat spots, but the rubber lasts longer and is in better shape for the spring riding if you keep it out of the moisture and condensation that you get on the concrete floors in the winter.

In the winter storage thread, it was recommended that if you can afford the front stand to do so. And if you don't have stands, re-park the bike a few times to rotate the tires.
 
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